ENMU/ACU basketball capsules — Dec. 17

CNJ staff

Men
Abilene Christian (5-4, 0-2 Lone Star
Conference) at ENMU (8-3, 1-2)
When:
7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.
Radio: KSEL-AM 1450
Last time out: ACU dropped a 61-58 decision at home on Tuesday to West Texas A&M. The Greyhounds beat Angelo State 71-62 on Thursday night at Clovis High School.
Last year: ENMU swept the Wildcats, winning 98-82 at Abilene, Texas, and rallying late for a 79-77 victory at Greyhound Arena.
Of note: Former ACU player and assistant coach Joe Golding was hired as the Wildcats’ head coach on July 18. … Zach Williams, a 6-foot-4 senior G, leads the Wildcats in scoring at 13.4 ppg, followed by 5-9 junior G Antonio Bell (11.3) and 6-3 junior G Kendall Durant (11.2). A fourth player, 6-2 junior G Armani Williams, is averaging 10.2 ppg in six games — four off the bench — but hasn’t played since a Nov. 29 loss at Dallas Baptist. … Bell leads the team with 31 assists. … The Hounds play their final game before Christmas on Monday at Division I Long Beach State, an area which is home to several ENMU players.

Women
Abilene Christian (3-4, 0-3 Lone Star
Conference) at ENMU (2-7, 1-3)
When:
5:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.
Radio: KSEL-AM 1450
Last time out: ACU dropped an 80-61 decision at home on Tuesday to West Texas A&M. The Zias lost to Angelo State 46-31 on Thursday night at Clovis High School.
Last year: ACU handed the Zias a pair of losses, winning 89-76 at Abilene, Texas, and 67-64 in Portales.
Of note: The game matches the top two scorers in the LSC in 5-7 sophomore G Mack Langford of ACU (19.4 ppg) and ENMU senior F Precious Herrin (18.4). … Also averaging in double figures for the Wildcats are 6-2 junior C Kelsey Smith (12.0) and 5-8 sophomore F Renata Marquez (11.0). … Monday’s loss to WT was the Wildcats’ first game this season decided by more than 12 points. … The Zias’ next outing after tonight will be on Jan. 2 at Oklahoma Panhandle State.

— Compiled by Dave Wagner